What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be overwhelming to look at all the different options you can get. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to understand what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling requirements. Efficiency is often top of mind, but just as important is making sure you get the correctly sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to make sure you have an air conditioner that reaches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t spending money on a system that is larger than you really need for your space. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

There are a variety of reasons you should make sure to get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor temps cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is too large, chances are it will get to the desired temperature too quickly to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your home, you are making it work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your utility bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings down the road.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you select a system that is too great for your needs, it will quickly cool down your house and shut off, not allowing your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This can also impact your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off constantly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of picking the appropriate air conditioner for your home. Finding the appropriate size is just one of a lot of considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best selection for you. Give us a call at 518-417-2938 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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